Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole

Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole

Origin : Nicaragua
Cordoba & Morales cigarsFormat : Toro
Size : 5 1/2 x 54
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $8 MSRP

Over recent months, the limelight has started to shine on Córdoba & Morales. The boutique cigar brand is operated by Azaires and Emile Mustafa, who were taught how to hand roll fine cigars by their grandmother. Right now, the company only offers a handful of cigar lines, but they appear to be off to an auspicious start. Our own DrFever already reviewed the Family Reserve around one year ago. The Córdoba & Morales 19th Hole, that we are examining today, contains a Nicaraguan binder and filler inside an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper.

Appearance : ★★★★½ (4.25)
The 19th Hole has a rich brown wrapper, the color of dark espresso, with a noticeable sheen of oil and a view prominent veins. The color is not entirely uniform. Some patches appear darker than others, but there are no hard or soft spots along its length. The band features an eye-catching color scheme and design.

Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole

Construction : ★★★★★ (4.75)
The draw on the 19th Hole is easy, but not too loose. The cigar burns fairly evenly, with only light touch-ups needed here and there. The ash clings nicely, and the stogie burns at just the right temperature. All in all, the construction is close to perfect.

Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole

Flavor : ★★★★☆
Starting out, the 19th Hole seems to be a medium-bodied smoke, but as you progress, the strength builds and builds, and near the end, I would characterize it a full-bodied cigar. In the beginning, the flavors are earth, chocolate, and spices. In the backdrop, I pick up notes of cedar. The aftertaste is peppery. During the middle third, the earth notes become more prominent, and the chocolate falls into the backdrop, joining the cedar and pepper there—but only for a while. Soon, the pepper emerges into the foreground. Going into the final third, the 19th Hole is quite spicy. Near the end, the stogie gets a little harsh, but not so harsh it can’t be taken down to the nub.

Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole

Value : ★★★★½
At $8.00 per stick, this is a reasonably priced cigar. It is quite pleasant, and definitely something I could enjoy with regularity.

Overall Rating : ★★★★½
This is a great cigar. The appearance, construction, and flavors were all very enjoyable. If you enjoy medium-bodied stogies, but you are interested in trying something a little stronger, you may find the Córdoba & Morales 19th Hole ideal as a transitional cigar. This is also a great one for spice fans who enjoy peppery stogies with plenty of depth and complexity. Just from this experience, I would say that Córdoba & Morales may be a small brand right now, but they are definitely going places. Expect to hear a lot more about them over the course of the year.

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